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New UK MotorStorm release date

Tsunami-delayed racer due next Thursday.

Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer the new MotorStorm: Apocalypse release date of next Thursday, 31st March.

The PS3 racing game was delayed following the earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated Japan.

MotorStorm: Apocalypse stages races around an earthquake-ravaged cityscape based on San Francisco. Sony was "very conscious of the parallels" between the Evolution-developed game and the events in Japan and announced a last-minute MotorStorm: Apocalypse delay.

But all good things come to those who wait, and MotorStorm: Apocalypse is exactly that, commanding an 8/10 on Eurogamer.

"[MotorStorm: Apocalypse] may not be quite as refined as Blur or Split/Second, but is just as enjoyable, twice as loud, and much more serious about borrowing from contemporary action gaming than its rivals ever were," wrote Eurogamer reviewer Oli Welsh.

The first 15 minutes of MotorStorm Apocalypse.